This is tender and heartfelt storytelling. Mike Mills has crafted something poignant and moving in “C’mon C’mon” with a trio of superb lead performances from Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman and Woody Norman, who delivers one of the greatest, most unaffected child performances in years.
Stephen Daldry’s “Together” isn’t so much a story about pandemic life – the mundanity and built-up anxiety of the unknown – but about two people who have grown so hostile and distant in their relationship that the mere thought of enduring lockdown together seems near impossible.
“Luca” is Pixar at its most delicate, an immaculately structured story that might not be the grandest the studio has released, but is one of the most honest. There’s a humanism between the moments of humor and fantasy that anchors the film and makes it a must-watch, and not just for Pixar fans.